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FSF initiates "Respects your Freedom" hardware program

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OSS The Free Software Foundation (FSF) announced today that it has published an initial set of criteria for endorsing computers and other devices.

Open Source Software and Politics

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OSS As we are in the midst of another endless election cycle, they seem to no longer stop do they, I thought I would look to see if any politicians are using open source as part of their campaign messaging. Even more than that, do you think this is a winning argument that can sway voters?

67% of open-source devs code at work

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OSS While many employers are concerned about how much their staff use Facebook or Twitter in work hours, a report has found that approximately 67 per cent of open-source developers spend some work time writing applications unrelated to their employment.

Pay Per Patch:

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Open source comes of age?

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  • Open source comes of age?
  • Build, buy or open source?
  • Would you hire an open source developer?

Piracy and Free Software

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OSS Over the last few years, many advocates of access to information have gathered and organized under the banner of piracy. Should FLOSS and free culture advocates embrace advocates of piracy as comrades in arms or condemn them? Must we choose between being either with the pirates or against them?

This Is How We Say "Thank You"

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boycott-boycottnovell: Congratulations to Bradley Kuhn on being named Executive Director of the Software Freedom Conservancy. Given the importance of that position, one can only wonder a little why Bradley is spending his time discouraging budding free software developers.

Another Win for Open Source Software

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elevenislouder.blogspot: In the city of Gainesville, which is the majority of Hall County Georgia, open source software is starting to make an impact.

Evaluating Open Source Participation by Email Traffic

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OSS The idea is simple: MarkMail maintains a searchable index of the mailing lists for a number of open source projects (these, specifically). Given this ability, I thought it would be interesting to see what we might learn by examining – and in some cases comparing – general participation by domain.

Simon Phipps unbound

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OSS One of the great pleasures I experienced at last week’s Open World Forum in Paris was to see Simon Phipps unbound.

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